Seattle telemedicine company opening Nashville office

Martin Ventures managing director named to board
Nov 12, 2015 2:30 PM

RegionalCare Hospital Partners to be acquired by NY investment firm

Parent company transaction not expected to affect operations
Nov 12, 2015 11:43 AM

'Keep your focus on consumers, not on saving your business model'

Panelists debate planned insurance mergers; regs called outdated
Nov 11, 2015 3:02 PM

DiaTech Oncology lands $75M investment

VU health affairs executive director named to board; offices planned for Canada, UK
Nov 11, 2015 7:08 AM

Waller adds two to compliance team

Vanderbilt counsel, U.S. Attorney rejoining law firm
Nov 10, 2015 2:28 PM

Insight Genetics raises $3M

Molecular diagnostics company adds investor to board of directors
Nov 10, 2015 2:26 PM

Nashville to participate in national Healthy Communities Challenge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has challenged Nashville to lower its rate of uninsured citizens.

Through the Healthy Communities Challenge, HHS will tally the numbers of new marketplace sign-ups at the end of the third enrollment period, which began this month.

Tennessee has dropped its adult uninsured rate from 16.8 percent in 2013 to 12.9 percent in the first half of this year, but 104,000 people in Nashville and the surrounding region are still uninsured and eligible for marketplace plans, according to a release.

Twenty cities in 19 states will be compared to see which community made the most progress in reducing the rate of the uninsured during the period, and President Barack Obama will visit the winning city.

Nov 10, 2015 7:15 AM

Texas investor quickly building Symmetry Surgical stake

Big Friday purchase makes it largest holder; no details yet on desired changes
Nov 9, 2015 1:55 PM

Vanderbilt engineering team founds biotech company

A Vanderbilt University engineering student has founded MetaMap BioWorks, a biotechnology company that has developed an X-ray-like tool for cells.

Lara Jazmin, who just completed her Ph.D. in chemical engineering, and associate professor Jamey Young are moving forward with their company with support from the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization. The company's metabolic flux analysis — or "X-ray" — allows researchers to pinpoint biochemical reaction pathways.

"Researchers don't know which pathways are efficient or bottlenecks or which byproducts might be produced," Jazmin said. "Our technology uncovers were bottlenecks or wasteful side pathways may be occurring."

The company was also selected for the National Science Foundation's I-Corps program and the Association of University Technology Managers' Fishbowl Fights competition, where Jazmin and Young recently won $1,500. For more info on their venture, click here.

Nov 9, 2015 1:30 PM

CHS doubles stock buyback plans

New program will expire in '18 at the latest
Nov 9, 2015 8:09 AM